On my way to Northport's biggest hill, I noticed the lovely reflections of fall color at the Mill Pond.
The colors had become more muted in the last few days at Braman Hill, but they still set off the landscape leading to the Bay and Northport Point.
Omena Bay is always lovely, but, again, the colors had begun to lose their vibrancy.
Continuing south on M-22 towards Suttons Bay, I'd heard the hills atop Dumas Road provided a vista of the whole bay area. Here Stoney Point stands out in the foreground, with Old Mission Point behind it.
Continuing to hope for sunshine, I headed across the county on M-204. I could see the fall color was lovely around Lake Leelanau from a hilly neighborhood near M-22.
Between Glen Arbor and Empire, I decided to enter the Pierce Stocking Drive. My first stop was at Alligator Hill, with Glen Lake in the foreground, and Little Glen in the background, separated by M-22.
As I neared Leland, I noticed there was a narrow break just above the horizon in the dense gray clouds. I raced into Fishtown, and was able to capture a sliver of the sunset...the only sight of the sun the whole day.